Chikungunya state of affairs in Brazil – Outbreak Information At the moment

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

By November 19, the Brazil Ministry of Well being has reported 170,199 possible circumstances of chikungunya. with a incidence charge of 79.8 circumstances per 100,000 inhabitants in Brazil.

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In comparison with 2019, there was a rise of 31.5% of circumstances registered for a similar interval. Compared with the yr 2021, there was a rise of 80.4% circumstances till epi week 47.

In 2022, the Northeast Area introduced the very best incidence (256.2 circumstances/100,000 inhabitants), adopted by of the Midwest Areas (36.1 circumstances/100 thousand inhabitants) and the North (26.0 circumstances/100 thousand inhabitants).

The municipalities with the very best information of possible circumstances of chikungunya embody: Fortaleza/CE, with 20,643 circumstances (763.6 circumstances/100 thousand inhabitants) and Maceió/AL, with 5,693 circumstances (551.9 circumstances/100 thousand inhabitants).

To this point, 85 deaths from chikungunya have been confirmed in Brazil, with Ceará reporting 44.7% (38)
of deaths. It ought to be famous that 20 deaths are below investigation within the nation.

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Chikungunya is a viral illness transmitted by the chew of contaminated mosquitoes reminiscent of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. It could possibly trigger excessive fever, be a part of and muscle ache, and headache. Whereas chikungunya doesn’t typically end in loss of life, the joint ache related to the illness might final for months or years and will change into a explanation for power ache and incapacity. There isn’t any particular remedy for this an infection, nor any vaccine to forestall it.

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